Step-down services for children and young adults

At Young Foundations, we specialise in residential step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young people with complex needs.

Sessional Support Worker

Acrefield, Birkenhead

£25,469.34 - £26,768.99

Sessional Support Worker

Acrefield House, Acrefield Road, Birkenhead, CH42 8LD

Salary: £25,469.34 – £26,768.99 per annum

Contract Type:Bank – Zero-hour contract


  • An understanding of the developmental needs (physical, emotional, intellectual, social and educational) of young people.
  • Child Protection issues and procedures. Social Care Services available to young people and their families
  • Working within a team & Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and understanding.
  • Ability to motivate self and others to meet time and performance goals.
  • Ability to deal with emotional stress.
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Good interpersonal skills – relate well to others (young people and staff at all levels).

As a Sessional Support Worker you will:

  • Respond to and meet the identified needs of children/young people as outlined in individual care plans and as agreed with the manager.
  • To work in partnership with young people, their families, social workers and other relevant agencies, in meeting the needs of young people.
  • To ensure that work with children/young people is in keeping with legislative, procedural and good practice requirements.
  • To ensure that the safety and welfare of young people is paramount.
  • To participate in implementing, monitoring and reviewing children/young people’s care/health and education plans where appropriate and to contribute in planning meetings and reviews as require.
  • To understand and be familiar with all relevant legislation guidance policies procedures in relation to safeguarding young people.
  • To promote the development of a comfortable physical environment, which is conducive to good social care practice and in line with standards and guidance.

About Acrefield:

Acrefield House offers individual personal living spaces for privacy, dignity, and comfort, with shared communal areas to promote interaction, inclusion, and enjoyment. Located in Birkenhead, Acrefield contains 5 bedrooms, supports young people from the ages of 16 to 25 with very complex needs, including autism, learning disabilities and mental health issues.

We provide our young adults either a safe living environment, supporting and empowering independence while encouraging life choices and social and professional aspirations.

Benefits of Working for us:

  • A rewarding career you can be truly proud of
  • A supportive environment that is committed to helping you flourish and deliver excellent care to the people we support
  • Competitive pay
  • Career development and training
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Salary Sacrifice
  • Enhanced maternity package
  • Enhanced annual leave (Omit from Education adverts)
  • Fully funded Level 3/4 Health & Social Care qualification (Omit from Education adverts)
  • Funding towards a Therapeutic Childcare bachelor’s degree (Omit from Education adverts)

If this sounds like the role for you, apply now!

Young Foundations is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks in line with our safeguarding policy. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, right to work checks and any other necessary checks.


Acrefield Garden

About Acrefield House

Acrefield House is a safe, therapeutic, and nurturing environment for young adults. With a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Registered Mental Health/Learning Disability Nurse as clinical support, it enables a step-down placement from hospital.

Our home also supports young adults from a range of previous placements, such as, Foster Care and premature placement into Semi Supported or Supported Living. Or often bridging the gap for a child, that has outgrown a Children’s service and requires to be supported in adult residential environment, with a view to future independence.

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